Citizen Voices

'Red flag' gun law in NH?

Mar 27, 2018

‘Red flag’ laws, known variously as extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) or gun violence restraining orders, allow a court to issue an order to confiscate the weapons of someone deemed a threat to themselves or others. Connecticut, Washington,... Read more

Allow double security deposits?

Mar 23, 2018

The New Hampshire House recently killed a bill that would have doubled the amount landlords are allowed to charge for a security deposit, from the equivalent of one month’s rent to two months’ rent. It was the... Read more

Luxury hotel on Mt. Washington?

Mar 15, 2018

Cog Railway owner Wayne Presby intends to build a 35-room hotel 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Washington. Presby faces zoning challenges and opposition from conservation groups. Proponents argue that that entrepreneurs like Presby have the... Read more

Punish students for walkout protests?

Mar 12, 2018

Following a school shooting in Florida, students in New Hampshire and across the United States announced they would organize walk-out protests to call for legislative action on guns, such as a ban on assault weapons. School responses to these... Read more

Replace death penalty with life imprisonment?

Mar 09, 2018

A bill from Sen. Kevin Avard, SB 593, would eliminate New Hampshire’s death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment with no chance of... Read more

Replace food stamps with food boxes?

Mar 01, 2018

As part of its federal budget, the Trump administration proposed giving the majority of food stamp recipients about half of their benefits in what it calls an “America’s Harvest Box”—a container of nonperishable food items such as milk, juice,... Read more

Higher registration fee for hybrid and electric cars?

Feb 27, 2018

HB 1541, currently under consideration by the state Legislature, would apply a sliding registration fee to hybrid and electric vehicles. The bill is intended to make up for lost gas tax revenue from these... Read more

Property tax credit for disabled veterans?

Feb 23, 2018

Senator Gary Daniels is sponsoring SB 341, legislation that would allow municipalities to exempt all totally and permanently disabled... Read more

Anonymity for lottery winners?

Feb 19, 2018

A New Hampshire woman who won the recent $560 million Powerball game that is played in several states, including New Hampshire, has filed a lawsuit in an effort to remain anonymous. In New Hampshire, the names of lottery winners are considered... Read more

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